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Old March 1st, 2008, 10:07 AM
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Default Soex or Al Fakher Please Help, Im new.

Hey guys, Im new to Shisha smoking and recentley I bought a shisha 'kit.' It came with two boxes of 50 grams of Soex herbal molasses (strawberry and double apple).
I set it up properly, follwed internet video instructions etc.
I unfortunately had a terrible experience with Soex. It tasted disgusting, chemical like and tasted generally horrible.

I was disappointed since I always thought Shisha smoking was meant to smell and taste nice, or at least not like hydrochloric acid and coal.

I just wanted to know whether I will have a better tasting experience with Al Fakher seeing as everyone raves about it!
Wb, regards.

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Old March 1st, 2008, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

Also, what flavour is best (if Al Fakher is nice)
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Old March 1st, 2008, 10:43 AM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

1st of all welcome.
Al fakher is another class of shisha. if i gave a score 80/100 for alfakher i'd give 10 to SOEX. Buy some alfakher, layalina even alajamy if you can find some.
Affakher white grape is one of the best flavours around so i'd suggest that, plus, i liked watermelon a lot and as a new hookah smoker you will love it.

EDIT : Forgot AF Mint (AF = ALfakher, thats how we refer to it on the forums). Af mint is the best mixer , add a bit of it in any shisha to get a refreshing taste.
AND dont forget the reviews section. There you can find what other members like and

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Old March 1st, 2008, 10:49 AM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

Thank you very much. So are you saying that my expectations of shisha being flavourful and nice were correct, it is just the fact that I was smoking the herbal molass?
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Old March 1st, 2008, 10:59 AM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

yeah soex isn't that good. AL Fakher will be MUCH better
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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:01 AM
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Thank you very much, saved me lol I thought for a minute that the soex wasnt actually coming through it was just the chemical liquid:P
it doesnt even taste like fruit or anything.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:10 AM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

yeah soex is god awful so dont have a good expectation out of it, all of the other brands are really good, but its just a matter of preference as to what you like obviously
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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:14 AM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

kl thnx dude, also one more question, the hose I had to buy seperately since mine didn't come with one doesn't fit into the 'hose hole.' So I have kind of been holding it into place so I could get more smoke from my draw. is it just a simple matter of getting a grommet for the hole and hose?
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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:23 AM
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is the hose too large or too small to fit? if its too small use a wet paper towel and wrap it around the hose tip. it should help out at least a bit if not completely fix it
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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:24 AM
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It's too large.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:37 AM
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since its too large your gonna have to buy an adapter to get it working right. i couldnt tell you prices but check online, i think theyre like 10 to 15 dollars
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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:50 AM
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Do they come in different sizes aswell?Or is it one universal size?
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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

ummm.... i believe they are different sizes but for the most part universal, small and large lol.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:59 AM
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klkl, thanks alot for ur help!
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Old March 1st, 2008, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

Yeah man Soex is awful. Al Fakher is great. My favorite flavors are Golden Bahraini Apple, Golden Eskandrani Apple and Cinnamon. Very tasty long lasting smokes.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

Al Fakher Mint, Grape, Melon ... all really good! Grape and Mint Al Fakher is my fav, by themselves or mixed together!
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Old March 1st, 2008, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

First of all if you are new to narghile stuff you best keep in mind that you won't get a good session until you get your setup right and that takes a while for most people. Secondly, people new to the hobby often buy mediocre to crappy rigs and that will effect your session as well. Third, you do need to use high quality coals and make sure they are fully lighted before you smoke and you need to get your heat management method right for what ever it is you are smoking.

AF is a great brand and Soex is pretty mediocre but better then some real shisha that is out there. Still if you have a decent rig and have setup your stuff right you can get an o.k. session out of Soex. Even still, everything is very dependent upon heat management and since I don't use Soex I can't say what the trick is to using it. The thing to do is to ask a Soex fan how he manages heat.
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Soex is garbage.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 05:09 PM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

Yeah I agree with everyone...Soex aint the best lol.

Af is a really good brand! The one I have tried so far that I have liked is AF Grape! I realy like the Eskandarani Apple, but for some reason it had a nasty plastic taste to it it could just be my batch though
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Old March 1st, 2008, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

I really like Al Fakher as well. I tired Soex Strawberry and watermelon, yeah that was it for Soex for me haha
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Old March 1st, 2008, 05:27 PM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

Soex isn't THAT bad. Okay, they are really bad. For AF, you can't really go wrong, doesn't matter what flavor you have, they're all good.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 05:44 PM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

like everyone said before me, al fakher is alot better than soex.

soex can give some thick smoke for 20 min. but the flavors aren`t great and last very short.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

Here is a video review of the Al Fakher Grape and Mint mixed ... two great flavors, like I said ... alone or mixed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TOrocXQJac
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Old March 1st, 2008, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: Soex or Al Fakher

I'm also a huge fan of Al Fakher, favorite flavors being grape and eskandarani apple.

I'm going through some samples of soex and out of the 6 bowls that I've had every flavor has been absolute garbage. With the best being mint however it seems to have a burning issue.

yay sam has a new vid!
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Old March 1st, 2008, 06:28 PM
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Dude, Al Fakher is alot better then Soex. I'm not a big fan of soex, I've had maybe two bowls and the flavor just disappears and gets a really woody flavor. Herbal isn't always better.. lol
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